The group of cyclists- hajjridefacebook page
CAIRO - 23 August 2017: A group of eight British Muslims have cycled across England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Egypt and finally to Saudi Arabia, having cycled a total of 2,200 miles before finally arriving in Medina, Saudi Arabia to find a warm welcome by the people of Medina. The group started their ride on July 14 to perform the “Hajj” (annual Muslim pilgrimage), arriving on August 19 in Saudi Arabia.
one of the cyclists -hajjridefacebook page
The ride aimed at raising funds to help ambulances in Syria and provide for the equipment they need.
one of the cyclists-hajjridefacebook page
“We’ve been through rain, sunshine, sandstorms and through the Swiss Alps,” Taher Akhtar, one of the cyclists, told Arab News.
The Hajj is the pilgrimage that is supposed to be undertaken by every Muslim at least once in their lifetime, where they travel to the “Kaaba”, the building at the center of Islam's sacred mosque in Mecca, “Al-Masjid Al-Ḥarām”.
The group of cyclists on the borders between Greece and Egypt - hajjridefacebook page
The cyclists are supposed to rest in Medina until the rites of the pilgrimage start at the end of the current month.
For further information please visit their website www.hajjride.com